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Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini

A recipe for Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini. Lemons are grilled to enhance the flavor then the juice is shaken with vodka, cherry syrup, and ice.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Renee


  • 2 to 3 lemons
  • Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3 teaspoons cherry syrup*


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Cut lemons in half and brush cut sides with olive oil.
  2. If grilled lemon slices are desired for garnishing, cut a lemon into 1/3-inch slices and brush one side with olive oil.
  3. Grill lemons cut side down until charred, about 3 minutes for lemon halves and 1 minute for slices.
  4. Squeeze and strain the juice from the lemon halves.
  5. Combine 1 1/2 ounces grilled lemon juice, vodka, and cherry syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake vigorougly.
  6. Pour and strain shaken mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  7. Garnish with grilled lemon slices if desired.

Recipe Notes

*The syrup from homemade cherries in syrup is recommended.